However, today Tim Blair has linked to an interesting article on food miles, organic growing and sustainability. Well worth a read. Clueless people swallow this crap, I can't believe it!
For example, it's recommended, since Garnaut's mention of Roo meat in his report, that we focus on roo as our source of meat. Great. What's wrong with that? Here's a few things:
- roo meat cuts are only about 1.5kg per animal, the rest is only fit for processed meat which the World Cancer Research Foundation is advising people to totally avoid because it is an even more potent source of bowel cancer than ordinary meat
- we rarely meet the quota for roo killing (3M/annum) - it's not a cool job, and it's expensive to shoot roos - petrol and 4WDs.
Pointed out in comments, there's much more roo meat than the 1.5kg quoted by the animal liberationist in the article. Wonder how an animal-liberationist mathematician got it wrong?